Friendly Plastic – How to Make Faux Turquoise
I shared a meme on my facebook page recently that said, “When one door closes, open it up and walk through it – because that’s what door’s do!” That’s right, doors open, and they close. What does all this have to do with Friendly Plastic? Well, the “doors” of Friendly Plastic sticks have closed. It will soon be a thing of the past. However, the door to “Friendly Plastic” has not. Friendly Plastic Pellets continue to be a favored modeling medium amongst a variety of artists including jewelry makers.
Friendly Plastic Pellets are similar to sticks except they are in pellet form and colorless. In order to make them pliable, you must add a heat source. When the pellets are removed from the heat source, they being to cool and harden. This process can be repeated over and over again to accomplish a variety of techniques. Friendly Plastic pellets can also be colorized. In this Friendly Plastic video tutorial, I show you how use pre-colored pellets (here’s the video on how to colorize pellets) and turn them into a faux turquoise effect. Turn those into cabachons for your jewelry making projects.
You might be amazed at the products I used to create this effect. With the exception of one product, you most likely already have everything you need.
I encourage you to give yourself some play time with Friendly Plastic pelletes and I’m sure you’ll discover a whole new world of possiblities.
Watch the video now to learn this amazing new technique!